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DGHS: 1,189 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 05:38 pm August 29th, 2019
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File photo: A dengue patient receives treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is over 123

A total of 1,189 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 524 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 665 in districts outside Dhaka.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito.

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Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Thursday, said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals was 5,030.

A total of 52 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 29, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 123, so far.

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As many as 2,785 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a number of 2,245 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till August 29, a total of 68,410 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 63,200 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.